Even though the narrator admits to partial responsibility for her part in Emily’s unhappy childhood, at the same time she excuses herself of full responsibility because of environmental and social circumstances. She looks at her daughter's future, fearful that it will be a desolate, miserable existence resulting from a childhood where there was not sufficient money or time for emotional nourishment. Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing” introduces a mother-daughter relationship where the mother faces internal conflict regarding her daughter Emily as she narrates her neglect for her daughter, the lack of love the child experiences during her life, and ability to discover comedy during tragic situations, and the cruelty of being a dark little girl in a world that appreciates beauty. Several times throughout Emily’s life she experiences separation from those she cares about. The narrator confesses how she was absent from her daughter’s life during most of Emily’s development.
Hornbacher has omitted photographs from her biography, perhaps due to the fact she was ill. To imitate feelings and memories through images of the past may possibly trigger her eating disorder and depressive states, or that of a recovering reader. Quotes often interlude to the beginning of chapters, and she later refers to quotes from books and authors as her sanity and guidance whilst boarding at the Lowe House mental asylum. Hornbacher refers back to her childhood and family situations, often depicting conversations and actions vividly. She clearly describes her childhood and upbringing with imperative memories of her parent’s relationship and her mother’s struggle with her own body issues and the negative effect they had on her at that crucial stage in her life. Her family had always lacked care and the knowledge she needed to help pull
‘Not waving but drowning’ by Stevie Smith is about the difficulties some individuals experience in communications and the fundamental isolation of the individual modern society. The poet creates an extension of isolation from her audience, as a result of misapprehension, which is a lack of understanding of the poets intended message. Stevie Smith (Florence Margret Smith) was born in 1902 in Hull, England and moved to London at the tender age of three and lived there until her death in 1971. Smith wrote in a variety of different styles ranging from ballads to the stream of consciousness. She is well known for her poetry and novels.
Born on March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas, Sandra Day O’Connor spent her childhood living on her family’s Arizona ranch. She completed the first step of pursuing a career in law when she graduated from Stanford University in 1950 with a degree in economics and receiving a degree in law in 1952. In the 1960s O’Connor worked as the assistant attorney general in Arizona. Though, in the years when she first began her career it was difficult to find work because few wanted legal help from a woman. O’Connor won the election for senator in Arizona twice in a row and then ran for the position of judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court in 1974.
She is introduced as a temptress or “looker” but later reveals a deeper character in the novel. Curley’s wife is powerless due to her gender. In the book, women are portrayed as troublemakers and Curley’s wife is defiantly included in this portrayal. She is described as a “tart”, “bitch”, and a “tramp”. The workers speak of her, basically, as Curley’s problem that needs to stay at home away from the other workers.
John Proctors wife Elizabeth becomes upset when she learns the alone time Proctor and Abigail shared and is convinced they are pursuing an affair. This shows the lack of connection in their relationship, which makes Elizabeth feel lonely and upset. The lack of acceptance shown by Proctor takes a toll on Elizabeth, as she believes Abigail will accuse her of witchcraft. Another text that relates to belonging includes the film Little Miss Sunshine. The lack of communication and acceptance is a key concept throughout the movie.
Michael Rojas Eng. 4 (02) Final Draft 3/3/13 Question 4 The Fine Line Between Love and Hate The events in one’s life truly sculpt the person we become. In the novel Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison, Ruthe Anne Boatwright, also know as Bone, undergoes a series of life changing events that taint her adolescence and leave an imprint on her life. Those misfortunes complicate Bone’s ability to understand the true meaning of love and as a result she is left broken hearted and filled with hate. It is with that same hate that she finds acceptance and seeks peace towards a new life.
Furthermore, orphans were also often treated with disdain and distrust, due to their reputation as “criminally prone” individuals, and were frequent targets of classic “Victorian contradictions”, that characterized the social conventions of Victorian society. Bessie repeatedly refers to Jane as ‘poor orphan child’ in her hymn early on at Gateshead. The development of Jane’s character is central to the novel. She learns to control her passions, as her integrity is put to the test when she faces so much injustice: ‘why was I always suffering, always browbeaten, always accused, forever condemned?’. The bildungs roman of the protagonist, contrasts the attitudes of the mature Jane to her younger self initially shouting: ‘unjust, unjust’, nonetheless coming of age made her reactions and opinions more subtle, ‘what consternation of a soul was mine that dreary afternoon’.
Blanche blames her sister for leaving her alone to take care of things herself in Belle Reeve which is emphasized by the short sentences used when she says ‘I let the place go! Where were you! In bed with your –Polack!’. The repeated exclamations also further reiterate her feelings of betrayal and loneliness caused by Stella’s absence in her life when she left their home. ‘Polak’ refers to Stanley and his mention here foreshadows the conflict soon to follow between Blanche and him.
In her neighbourhood, Hoda was considered to be a crackpot and worse in other cases. This can be seen as true, Hoda is a cracked pot; a flawed person; on a long journey to find herself, bringing hope out of ruin, light out of the dark. Hoda’s mother Rahel passed away when Hoda was still a very young girl. Leaving Hoda to find out stuff on her own; stuff a mother should teach her daughter about. LoVerso states in his article that Rahel leaves Hoda with no practical knowledge about life.